[Comp-neuro] PhD position, University of Sheffield, UK

Eleni Vasilaki e.vasilaki at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 13:50:52 CET 2011

A PhD position is available in the groups of Machine Learning &
Computational Biology, Department of Computer Science, University of
Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr Vasilaki. The successful
candidate will work in the field of Spiking Neural Networks and
Synaptic Plasticity.
This position is part of a larger European consortium, NAMASEN
(http://www.namasen.net) with the participation of 12 academic and
industrial partners. Details about the specific PhD position (Early
Stage Researcher) can be found in the documentation of the NAMASEN web
site.  The position comes with very competitive salary and travel
money, as well as the possibility of extended visits to the
participating groups.

Starting Date: 1st May 2012.

Candidate Profile
Applicants should have the equivalent of a UK 1st class/2.1 degree or
Masters in a relevant discipline (mathematics, physics, computer
science or engineering). They should be well motivated to do a PhD in
the field of Computational Neuroscience and to interact with the
interdisciplinary, multinational NAMASEN consortium.

Eligibility criteria
At the start of their fellowship, researchers may not have resided or
carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country
of their host organization for more than 12 months, during the 3 years
immediately prior to the start date of his/her appointment. In
addition, candidates must NOT have worked in a research position of
received research training for more than 4 years from the date
obtained their undergraduate degree.

Why study at Sheffield?
The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of
leading research-intensive universities. It was ranked 40th in the
world's top 100 universities by the Global University Ranking Study
2009, and is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 universities in
the United Kingdom and Europe according to The Good University Guide.
In 2011, QS World University Rankings placed Sheffield as the 72nd
university worldwide. The university has produced five Nobel Prize
winners so far.
The city of Sheffield is well connected with Manchester International
Airport (1h15) and to London St Pancras (2h07). The Peak District, the
first and largest of Britain's National Parks, is just five miles from
Sheffield city centre.

How to apply
Application process: Send by email to e.vasilaki at sheffield.ac.uk a
motivation letter (including your reasons for applying to this
specific PhD position), a full CV, copies of transcripts and 2 to 3
names of references. Candidates that match the required profile will
be continuously interviewed until the position is filled.

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